As the Bake Off tent opens its doors again, foodies and fundraisers alike are being asked to don their aprons in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4
Getting started is a piece of cake with a free kit to download full of tips, recipes and COVID-safe ideas on how to raise some serious dough for lifesaving research, such as staging an at home technical challenge.
Whether they’ve taken up baking in lockdown or their culinary creations are already hand-shake worthy, fans can also support the cause with striking new Star Baker themed merchandise available to buy from Stand Up To Cancer’s online shop and retailer Next.co.uk.*
The range features everything Star Bakers knead to create their own signature style in the kitchen including an apron, oven gloves, a trio of tea towels and a mug.
Every hour someone in Northern Ireland is diagnosed with cancer (based on the average annual number of new cases of cancer excluding non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in Northern Ireland between 2015-2017), Stand Up To Cancer aims to get new cancer tests and treatments to people who need them the most and, since its launch in 2012, has raised over £62 million to fund 55 clinical trials and research projects across the UK.
Prue Leith, ‘Great British Bake Off’ Judge, said: “I always enjoy being part of these special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer and I hope the show will inspire viewers to give baking a try. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, the important thing is raising money to help speed up research and save lives.”
‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ runs on Channel 4 on Tuesday at 8pm. For a free fundraising kit visit su2c.org.uk/bake-off